Originally posted on NotForTourists
Posted by: Deanna Jue
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
No Mas! Cantina not only will serve you a taco with rice but will sell you the chair from right from under your bum
Cars and even flatware (sporks) have hybrid options—and apparently Mexican restaurants come in hybrid models too. Castleberry Hill’s No Mas! Cantina not only will serve you a taco with rice but will sell you the chair from right from under your bum. No Mas’ owners figured their ten years of successful importing of handcrafted Mexican furniture and accessories meant that their next logical step would be to diversify into Mexican food. As questionable as that logic seems—the food and drinks hold their own on the menu next to the $32 “Diego shirt” and $399 table set, which are also featured as options.
An inventive menu serves up more than your standard burrito and refried—try the ‘Camarones Alambres’—shrimp skewers atop sweet plantains and mesa cake, or get the ‘Tacos de Pescado,’ which for the non-bilingual folk, translates into ‘really good tilapia tacos.’ The bar, also in on the hybrid thing, serves the ‘Pinarita,’ a margarita-pina colada, and is large enough to hold a group. Do a tequila shot, spin three times, and you’ll almost swear that you’ve been transported to the coast of Mexico . . . of course, also influenced by the restaurant’s authentic décor and flavorful cuisine.